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300 Years of Industrial Design

300 Years of Industrial Design


Heath, Adrian & Ditteand Aage Lund Jensen

Pap. New York 2000

Book ID: 41659

In this endlessly fascinating record of three centuries of industrial design, vivid descriptions of such epoch-defining innovations as the cotton mill, light bulb, and computer are followed by a series of lavishly illustrated case studies of landmark designs, many of which have endured almost unchanged for generations. Grouped chronologically within four materials categories-wood, glass, metal, and ceramics-the products featured include the classic tea pot, milk bottle, garden basket, Windsor chair, outdoor thermometer, and numerous others.

272 pp., B&W illus.